Sharks Tales – Jan 16, 2012
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Sharks Tales – Jan 16, 2012

Sharks Tales – Jan 16, 2012 As we turn the calendar over into 2012, and the Riverside Minor Hockey League Novice Sharks return to the ice we have an XHockeyProducts success story to share from the holidays. Tristan received “THE” call he’s been working toward all season.  On December 30th the manager of the Riverside Rangers Novice travel team formally requested permission from our manager to call Tristan up as an associate...

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Sharks Tales – December 19, 2011
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Sharks Tales – December 19, 2011

Sharks Tales – December 19, 2011 Hockey can sometimes be a cruel game, and for the past three weeks it has tormented the Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks with a contradictory message.  Several Sharks have greatly improved over that time however the results in the games seem to indicate just the opposite.  The Sharks have had a bad run of puck luck around the other teams’ net and have been held off the score sheet for the last...

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Sharks Tales – December 6, 2011
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Sharks Tales – December 6, 2011

Sharks Tales – December 6, 2011 One week ago we shared our X-Passer with the coaching staff of the Green Team, and they repaid us this week by beating our Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks 4-0. Note to self: keep sharing the gear. It was great to hear how much the coaches and players liked the equipment and to see them improve.  This week we held on to our x-products and worked exclusively with the X-Passer.  We broke the kids up...

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Sharks Tales – November 28, 2011
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Sharks Tales – November 28, 2011

Sharks Tales – November 28, 2011 This weekend the Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks staged a furious rally in their game against the Canadiens to earn a 7-7 tie.  Trailing 5-0 early, Seth and Tristan both playing right defense went on a tear offensively displaying the skills they have been working on all season with our x-hockey products. Already a strong skater with nice hands Seth has really improved his finishing this season...

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Sharks Tales – November 21, 2011
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Sharks Tales – November 21, 2011

Sharks Tales – November 21, 2011 This past weekend the Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks had a great practice on Saturday morning.  We kept the practice simple with essentially just four components to it, but the coverage of skills and the pace was really good. The kids came ready to participate and burned a lot of energy. As we do every week we started the practice by combining the kids from the two teams that share the practice...

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Sharks Tales – November 14, 2011
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Sharks Tales – November 14, 2011

Sharks Tales – November 14, 2011 The Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks have had an odd couple of weeks, with some unanticipated factors having a significant impact on the performance of the players. Saturday, November 5th was picture day, and thankfully our practice took place after the pictures. The kids looked sharp and we should have a great team photo. The kids were really fired up for practice too, and it helped that it was at...

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Shark Tales – Oct. 30, 2011
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Shark Tales – Oct. 30, 2011

Shark Tales – Oct. 30, 2011 The Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks returned to the ice this weekend with a lot of excitement.  Last week we took part in a walk-a-thon fundraiser for our organization, and it was a great opportunity for the kids to spend some time together and discover that they have many things in common beyond hockey. The break was also an opportunity for the coaches to review our initial player assessments from the...

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Shark Tales – October 16
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Shark Tales – October 16

Shark Tales – October 16 The Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks just completed a very tough early two week stretch in their schedule, facing the very strong Kings and Blackhawks teams in successive weeks. Although the kids did not get the results they were hoping for on the scoreboard the coaching staff is very pleased with the results we are seeing from the practices translating into the games. Two very successful pieces of...

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Shark Tales – October 9, 2011
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Shark Tales – October 9, 2011

Shark Tales – October 9, 2011 Sharks Tales This week the Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks took a break from on-ice drills featuring x-hockey products, as we chose to focus on skating, and some situational areas that have been identified for improvement including one-on-one puck battles, and clearing the puck from our zone. However that didn’t mean that our kids weren’t developing their puck skills. For the second consecutive...

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Sharks Tales – October 2, 2011
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Sharks Tales – October 2, 2011

Sharks Tales – October 2, 2011 Last week we sent home an X-Ball (wooden stick handling ball) with six kids on our Riverside Minor Hockey Novice Sharks team following our game last week and saw tremendous improvement from one player in particular.  Kaitlyn is a seven year-old who has rollerbladed previously but is new to hockey. She caught our eye at the player ratings and we selected her believing that she would catch on quickly....

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